Bryan & College Station Pest Birds
Texas is home to many species of pest birds. An example is the blackbird. While quite vocal and full of song, blackbirds can be quite a handful around homes and businesses. Other pest birds include pigeons, house sparrows, swallows, and woodpeckers.
Nesting blackbirds are very aggressive. They will attack adults, children, and pets as they defend their nests. Many blackbirds prefer to nest in marshy areas, but they will also happily build nests in shrubs and small trees – both of which are present around Bryan homes and businesses.
Blackbirds are migratory, and they may remain into June. We mostly see them around Texas from October through April and as late as mid-summer. Some species may not migrate but take up residence full-time.
Pigeons and swallows build nests along the underside of eaves and make messes with their feces. Swallows at least have a big benefit to homeowners as they eat their weight in mosquitoes each day. Pigeons, not so much.
Birds cause noise issues for homeowners and even businesses. If birds should find a way to nest in walls, then they can keep you up all night with noise. A close second to birds in walls is bats, which are mammals. Both birds and bats cause big problems if they get inside of your home or business to nest or roost.
Birds cause millions of dollars in home damages each year either because they have disrupted electrical wires, ripped out insulation, or caused odor or messes with feces – which is an attractant to other types of pests, such as ants.
Most birds are welcomed yard guests, even when nesting. Learn more about how to keep birds from becoming pests by talking with our experts. We provide comprehensive pest control throughout Bryan and College Station.